The weather will be perfect for the next few days, there is no real excuse for not coming downtown enjoying a few good shows. In true Savannah fashion, the weekend starts on Thursday this week. The Talking Heads tribute band will definitely be a good show tonight at the Jinx. The rest of the weekend has plenty of good music in the store also.
Before talking about the plethora of good shows this weekend, I would like to say something about a good friend of mine that died last night. Many of you know Deric Murphy from the Live Wire Bar and Dub’s Pub. He died last night in his sleep. He was a very genuine guy and a friend to everyone he met. He left Savannah to go back home to Mississippi about a year and a half ago, and planned to come back to Savannah after he “got his shit back together”. I never guessed he would not make it back. My guess is the lesson that he would like to leave us is to enjoy life to the fullest. Thanks for the many “Bud Heavies” Deric.
On with the picks.
Same As It Ever Was (Knoxville 7 piece Talking Heads Tribute Band) – Jinx ($10)
Hold Intrepid – Barrelhouse South
Eric Culberson (Sav’h blues) – Bayou Cafe
Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers) – Armstrong State University Fine Arts auditorium (7p, actually a forestry talk, but I heard he is playing a few songs afterward)
Crazy Bag Lady (Sav’h punk) CD Release with Curbdogs (Sav’h rock), Sins of Godless Men (Sav’h rock), Garden Giants, Sherman’s Boot – Hang Fire (“10p sharp”, $7 includes CD)
Kota Mundi (Sav’h reggae) – Molly MacPherson’s
Versatile (Sav’h R&B) – Congress Street Social Club
Waits & Co (Sav’h Americana) – Moon River (2p, $20 bicycle fundraiser)
Creepoid (Philly noise rock), Blackrune (Sav’h dream drone), Wet Socks (Sav’h garage rock) – Hang Fire ($8/$10)
Cusses (Sav’h hard rock), Trophy Wives (Sav’h punk), Toxic Shock (Sav’h punk) – Guild Hall (7p, $8, all ages)
American Hologram (Sav’h Americana) – Rocks On The Roof
The Grand Gesture (Sav’h bluegrass supergroup), Nightingale News (Sav’h Southern gothic folk), Bottles & Cans (Sav’h blues) – Jinx
Voodoo Soup (classic rock) – Congress Street Social Club
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Ben Keiser Band (Sav’h classic rock) – Bay Street Blues
Craig Tanner Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s